2018 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series Details and Free Printables

Greetings, Team Tutu! We’ve had a crazy few months around here. Our spring was full of races, travel, and Disney magic. We are thankful for a short break from race travel and looking forward to spending the summer recapping some of our adventures and sharing some costume tips. We are also excited for the summer because it means it’s time to talk about virtual running!  We have participated in the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts series for the past 2 years and it has been a blast!  The virtual running shorts series is a great way to stay motivated to train during the warm summer months. We were so excited when runDisney made the announcement that races would be back again this year with an Incredibles theme!  The medals look amazing and they have us super excited about release of  the Incredibles 2 movie!  Here is a closeup of the bling from the runDisney Instagram:

Now, on to the race details, dahlings (Hope you read that in your best Edna Mode voice):

  • Runners need to register in advance on the runDisney website.
  • The races cost $40.00 each or $142.00 for the challenge.
  • There are 4 opportunities to earn the Incredibles themed race bling featuring Elastagirl, Mr. Incredible and Violet, and Jack Jack and Dash. 
  1. Virtual run #1 (June 1-June 30)
  2. Virtual run #2 (July 1- July 31)
  3. Virtual run #3  (August 1- August 31)
  4. The Virtual Running Shorts Challenge:  This registration option is a commitment to run all 3 virtual 5ks within the time frames listed above. Finishers receive all the virtual 5k medals AND a special finishers medal for completing the challenge.
  • Poof of run is not required to meet the completion requirements for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts events. Simply go out for a 5k between the allotted dates and earn that virtual bling. 
  • Each race offers a printable race bib available for download on the runDisney website under the “runner info” tab on the event page for the virtual shorts.
  • All races include a commemorative magnet frame and a finisher’s certificate. Challenge participants also receive a free hot/cold gel pack.
  • The Virtual Running Shorts series benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

Our plans for the Virtual Running Shorts series:

We are participating in the Virtual Running Shorts Challenge. As we did last year, our plan is to make the virtual races as magical as possible (we are already thinking about our race costumes). We will be sharing our virtual run experiences on our Instragram, and we would love to get social with the virtual races and run at the same time as some of our friends.  We thought it would be fun if we got some of our readers and Team tutu friends together (virtually) to run the virtual races at the same time. We ran virtually with some friends last  2 years and it was so much fun! It was the next best thing to joining our running buddies in real life.  Here are the days we plan on completing each of the 5ks:

If you are registered for any of the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts and would like to join us for some Team Tutu virtual fun, grab your running shoes and join us on June 10, July 8 and/or August 5. You can share your Team Tutu pics Instagram by using #runsintutus. Even if you can’t join us on the same day we are running, we would love to see how you completed your virtual 5k!

And finally…For some extra magic…Here is a set of free printable stickers and mile markers inspired by the Virtual Running Shorts Series.  For the stickers, simply download the file, print, cut, and stick to your planner or training log using glue or an adhesive of your choice! You can print out the mile markers and use them as photo stops on your race course!

Click here to download the stickers: Stickers download link

Click here to download the mile markers: Mile 1 Mile 2 Mile 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is all for now! Can’t wait to “see” all our virtual friends on the course! 

– Christine

Free Printable Princess Planner Stickers

Happy February, Team Tutu. We love February because it means it is officially time to do nothing but princess things! We can’t believe the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend begins in less than three weeks. We’re busy recovering from the runDisney Marathon, making our race costumes, and trying to fit all the sparkly items we own into a TSA approved carry-on bag. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a set of free printable princess inspired stickers to commemorate the magical weekend. I keep a bullet journal as my planner and training log, and I love to use stickers to jazz up my weekly and monthly pages. I thought fellow fans of all things princess might also enjoy some planner sticker magic.

Preview of the printable princess stickers.

Here is the link to download the stickers as a PDF.. The set includes a sticker for the 5K, 10K, 13.1, and 19.3 distances. There are also stickers with princess mantras to reward yourself for a milestone of your choice. For extra magic, the set includes blank stickers to customize with your personal accomplishments.

Directions for making stickers:

  1. Print the file on white cardstock or sticker paper
  2. Cut out the stickers
  3. If you print the stickers on cardstock, use glue dots, tape, or adhesive of your choice on the back of the stickers
  4. Put the stickers in your planner or training log to reward yourself for a job well done

Good luck to all who are headed to the Princess Half Marathon weekend! Hope to see you on the course.

-Christine

2017 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series Details and Free Printables

It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to talk about virtual running!  Last year we participated in the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts series and it was a blast!  It was a great way to stay motivated to train during the warm summer months.   We were so excited when runDisney made the announcement that races would be back again this year with a Pluto theme.

Here are some more details about the races:

  1. Runners need to register in advance with runDisney. The races cost $40.00 each or $142.00 for the challenge.
  2. There are 4 opportunities to earn the Pluto themed race bling.
  • Virtual run #1 (June 1-June 30)
  • Virtual run #2 (July 1- July 31)
  • Virtual run #3 (August 1- August 31)
  • The Virtual Running Shorts Challenge: This registration option is a commitment to run all 3 virtual 5ks within the time frames listed above. Finishers receive all the virtual 5k medals AND a special finishers medal for completing the challenge. Challenge participants also receive a free Coolcore towel.
  1. You can print a race bib for each of the virtual runs from the runDisney website on the event page for the virtual shorts under the “runner information” tab.
  2. Poof of run is not required to meet the completion requirements for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts events. Simply go out for a 5k between the allotted dates and earn that virtual bling. You can visit the runDisney website on the event page for virtual run after completing your virtual run and enter your time to receive a complimentary printable finisher’s certificate.
  3. The Virtual Running Shorts series benefits the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando charity. RunDisney is encouraging participants to complete 1k of the series with your pet! If you registered for the entire series by April 30, runDisney will send a dog tag and a collapsible dog bowl for your furry friend.
  4. While the race registration does not include a t-shirt, you can purchase commemorative race items on the runDisney website. There is a commemorative sticker, hat, and jacket.

All three of us at Runs in Tutus are participating in the Virtual Running Shorts Challenge. As we did last year, our plan is to make the virtual races as magical as possible (we are already thinking about our race costumes). We will be sharing our virtual run experiences on Instragram and we would love to get social with the virtual races and run at the same time as some of our friends.  We thought it would be fun if we got some of our readers and Team tutu friends together (virtually) to run the virtual races at the same time. We ran virtually with some friends last year and it was a blast!  Here are the days we plan on completing each of the 5ks:

If you are registered for any of the Virtual Running Shorts and would like to join us for some Team tutu virtual fun, grab your running shoes and join us on June 17, July 2 and/or August 6. You can share your team tutu pics Instagram by using #runsintutus. Even if you can’t join us on the same day we are running we would love to see how you completed your virtual 5k!

And finally…For some extra magic – Here is a set of free printable stickers and mile markers inspired by the Virtual Running Shorts Series.   For the stickers, simply download the file, print, cut, and stick to your planner or training log using glue or an adhesive of your choice! You can also try printing onto Avery Sticker Paper. You can print out the mile markers and use them as photo stops on your race course!

Free printable stickers!!

Download the stickers here: Free stickers

Download mile markers here: Mile 1 Mile 2 Mile 3

Can’t wait to “see” all our virtual friends on the course!

  • Christine

Free Printable Wine Inspired Stickers

Wine StickersWe just got back from an extra magical weekend at the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon!  The best part of the weekend was getting to meet so many of our team tutu friends in real life. We are working on a complete race recap, but in the meantime we wanted to share some free printable stickers to commemorate the Wine and Dine fun! The set includes a sticker for the 5K, 10k, 13.1, and 19.3 distances. There are also blank stickers so you can write in a milestone of your choice.

Be our guest and download the file for free! Click here to download stickers

Directions for making stickers:

  1. Print the file on white cardstock or sticker paper (Try Avery Sticker Paper)
  2. Cut out the stickers
  3. If you print the stickers on cardstock, use glue dots, tape, or adhesive of your choice on the back of the stickers
  4. Put the stickers in your planner or training log to reward yourself for a job well done!

 

Congrats to all who ran last weekend!

-Christine

Free Printable Belle Inspired Planner Stickers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got some serious love for Beauty and the Beast happening in my life right now. Between the new live action movie trailer, the 2017 Princess Half race theme, and the Lumiere Two Course Challenge medal release I am exploding with Disnerd happiness! We originally planned to post a recap from the runDisney Virtual Shorts series today, but I decided to hijack the blog to share some free printable Belle inspired stickers instead!

The stickers say, “This beauty runs like a beast,” and feature our favorite beauty in a pair of red running shoes!  For extra magic the set includes blank stickers to customize with your personal accomplishments.Free printable stickers

Be our guest and download the file for free here: Free printable belle sticker file

Directions for making stickers:

  1. Print the file on white cardstock or sticker paper (Try Avery Sticker Paper)
  2. Cut out the stickers
  3. If you print the stickers on cardstock, use glue dots, tape, or adhesive of your choice on the back of the stickers
  4. Put the stickers in your planner or training log to reward yourself for a job well done!

Side note: I also love the Xyron Sticker Maker. It’s super cheap and you can turn anything into a sticker – as long as it fits into the machine!

Happy training, friends!

-Christine

Free Printable Stickers – Dopey Inspired Badges

 

IMG_1170Happy summer, team tutu! It’s hard to believe it, but it is already time to start training for 2017 races! If you are registered for the runDisney Dopey Challenge (48.6 miles through Walt Disney World), the official Jeff Galloway training schedule started this week. We are so impressed by anyone who has the willpower to complete 48.6 miles! We definitely hope to do this challenge one day! In honor of Dopey training starting up, I thought I’d share a set of free printable Dopey inspired stickers to make training a little more magical.

I’ve used printable “I did it!” stickers for training runs and commemorated the Princess Half and Tinker Bell Half with some race inspired stickers. It was very motivational to see all the stickers in my training planner. We’ve also released a set of printable stickers inspired by the runDisney virtual running shorts series and it was so fun to add those to my planner while I wait for the medals to arrive. Figured fans of the Dopey race might also enjoy some planner sticker magic.

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Here is the link for the stickers: The stickers include a sticker for the 5K, 10k, 13.1, 26.2, and 48.6 distances. For extra magic the set includes an “I did it” sticker and blank stickers to customize with your personal accomplishments.

Directions for making stickers:

  1. Print the file on white cardstock or sticker paper (Try Avery Sticker Paper)
  2. Cut out the stickers
  3. If you print the stickers on cardstock, use glue dots, tape, or adhesive of your choice on the back of the stickers
  4. Put the stickers in your planner or training log to reward yourself for a job well done!

Side note: I also love the Xyron Sticker Maker. It’s super cheap and you can turn anything into a sticker – as long as it fits into the machine!

Good luck to all who are starting their journey to the Dopey Challenge in January!

-Christine

runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Details

We just got back from a wonderful weekend in Disneyland where we ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. It. Was. Magical. We are in the process of writing up our weekend recaps and can’t wait to share them with you!!

In the meantime, it’s time to talk about another awesome runDisney opportunity that was just announced a couple of weeks ago! Thanks to virtual magic, runDisney is now offering a series of three 5K races this summer (May 15- June 30, 2016). The series is called the Virtual Running Shorts, and it allows runners to earn runDisney bling in their own backyards!IMG_1000

Here are some more details about the races:

1. Runners need to register here in advance

2. There are 4 opportunities to earn the race bling.

  • The Yellow Shoes virtual run (May 15-June 1)
  • The Red Pants virtual run (June 5-June 18)
  • The White Glove virtual run (June 19-June 30)
  • The Virtual Running Shorts Challenge: This registration option is a commitment to run all 3 virtual 5Ks within the time frames listed above. Finishers receive all the virtual 5K medals AND a special finishers medal for completing the challenge. The challenge also includes a Mickey tumbler!

3. Proof of run is not required to meet the completion requirements for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts events. Simply go out for a 5K between the allotted dates and earn that virtual bling.

4. The Virtual Running Shorts series benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society charity

All three of us at Runs in Tutus are registered for the Virtual Running Shorts Challenge. Our plan is to make the virtual races as magical as possible (we are already thinking about our race outfits). We will be live tweeting our virtual runs and sharing our virtual run experiences on Instragram. We thought it might be fun if we got some of our readers and team tutu friends together (virtually) to run the virtual races at the same time. Here are the days we plan on completing each of the 5Ks.

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If you are registered for any of the Virtual Running Shorts and would like to join us for some team tutu virtual fun, grab your running shoes and join us on May 30, June 12, and/or June 19. You can tweet along with us or share your team tutu pics Instagram or twitter by using #runsintutus.

And finally…For some extra magic – Here is a set of free printable stickers inspired by the Virtual Running Shorts Series. Simply download the file here, print, cut, and stick to your planner or training log using glue or adhesive of your choice!

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Can’t wait to “see” all our virtual friends on the course!

-Christine

Free Printable Stickers: Star Wars Dark Side Inspired Badges

It’s almost 30 days until The Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side in Orlando. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a set of free printable Dark Side inspired stickers to commemorate the magical weekend. I’ve used printable “I did it!” stickers for princess training runs and commemorated the Disney Princess Half Marathon with some mermaid inspired stickers. It was very motivational to see all the stickers in my training planner. I figured fans of the Dark Side might also enjoy some planner sticker magic.

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Click here to download the stickers. The stickers include a badge for the 5K, 10k, 13.1, and 19.3 distances. There are also stickers numbered 1-12 to reward yourself for various training run distances. For extra magic, the set includes a PR sticker and blank stickers to customize with your personal accomplishments.

Directions for making stickers:

1. Print the file on white cardstock or sticker paper (Try Avery Sticker Paper)

2. Cut out the stickers

3. If you print the stickers on cardstock, use glue dots, tape, or adhesive of your choice to the back of the stickers

4. Put the stickers in your planner or training log to reward yourself for a job well done!

Side note: I also love the Xyron Sticker Maker. It’s super cheap and you can turn anything into a sticker – as long as it fits into the machine!

May the force be with you, runners! Good luck to all who are headed to The Dark Side Half Marathon!

-Christine

Free Printable Stickers: Princess Milestone Badges

IMG_8192We had so much fun at the Disney Princess Half Marathon this weekend! The best part of the race weekend for us was spending time with all our blog friends in person. We enjoyed meeting some of our Instagram friends and fellow Disney lovers. Having such a supportive online community really helps keep us going during the long months of race training!

We will be posting a race recap over the next couple of posts. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a set of free printable stickers to commemorate the magical weekend. I’ve been using printable “I did it!” stickers for training runs, and I really wanted some stickers to use as badges for completing the races this weekend!

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You can download the stickers here. This set is mermaid themed and includes a sticker for the 5K, 10k, 13.1, and 19.3 distances. There are also blank mermaid stickers and PR stickers in the set.

Directions for making stickers:

  1. Print the file on white card stock or sticker paper (Try Avery Sticker Paper)
  2. Cut out the stickers
  3. If you print the stickers on card stock, attach glue dots, tape, or adhesive of your choice to the back of the stickers
  4. Put the stickers in your planner or training log to reward yourself for a job well done!

Side note: I also love the Xyron Sticker Maker. It’s super cheap and you can turn anything into a sticker – as long as it fits into the machine!

Congrats, Princesses!

-Christine

Free Printable “I DID IT” Stickers for Your Planner!

Confession: I dislike winter. The cold really bothers me, anyway. Between the early sunsets and cooler temps, I can find plenty of excuses to skip a run. We are currently training for the Glass Slipper Challenge and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, so I need to stay on top of my training!

I decided to make some printable princess and fairy stickers for my training log that say “I did it” to reward myself for completing my training runs and workouts, and keep me accountable during the cold winter training. I’ve been using them for about a week and so far so good. I figured I might as well share them here on the blog in case any of our readers also need some extra winter motivation.

Free printable "I did It" stickers for your planner or running log

CLICK HERE for Princess themed stickers

CLICK HERE for Tink themed stickers

Directions for making stickers:

  1. Print the file on white card stock or sticker paper. (Try Avery Sticker Paper)
  2. Cut out the stickers using a 1 inch circle punch, paper trimmer, or scissors.
  3. If you print the stickers on card stock, use glue dots, tape, or adhesive of your choice to the back of the stickers.
  4. Put the stickers in your planner or training log to reward yourself for a job well done!

Side note: I also love the Xyron Sticker Maker. It’s super cheap and you can turn anything into a sticker – as long as it fits into the machine!

Happy training!

-Christine